This week

So far this week for garden/home things…

I have frozen some basil in oil. I used it I make a dip last night so preserving it didn’t last long. I really love basil!

The dip was very easy. Blended a large handful of basil, some olive oil (maybe a third of a cup) and 8 oz of cottage cheese with some salt and garlic.

It made a creamy dip with the consistency of hummus. It was delicious and I plan on trying it on pasta soon!

I also made up some croutons from leftover bits and pieces of bread on the freezer. I noticed that the bread was still in really good shape, so I may try freezing some whole loaves of homemade bread in the future.

Last night I also made microwave simple syrup (1:1 ratio) that I can keep in the fridge for iced tea. I hadn’t made it before but how simple! I made it in a large mason jar, so not even any dirty dishes!!

I am craving some homemade lemonade. If the price is right I may pick up some lemons tonight! They are never local so I feel a bit guilty, but I guess it’s my little indulgence.

That’s about all! Seedlings are growing, slowly. We will be planting the garden next weekend and I can’t wait!

Happy Mothers Day!

I am spending my day with my mom, mother in law, and grandma in law. I wanted to do something special so I spent yesterday making some DIY spa gift baskets.

They included some bath salt tea bags, bubble bath, homemade soap, and an oatmeal scrub.

They took some time but hopefully the reaction will be worth it!

I am pretty lucky to have these amazing ladies in my life 🙂